Why should Israel collect taxes in Palestine?
- DR. ABDUL RUFF
[Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal, Specialist on State Terrorism ;Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International Affairs(CIA); Commentator on world affairs, Analyst on Middle East, Chronicler of Foreign occupations & Freedom movements (Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc.) Former university Teacher; website: http://abdulruff.wordpress.com/mail: email@example.com
Obviously, fascist Israel is also guilty of piracy and theft by refusing to hand over the funds collected as taxes in Palestine. Israel said on Sunday it was withholding this month's transfer of tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority, after the United Nations' de facto recognition of a Palestinian state.
There is no justification for the fascist Israeli regime to collect taxes in Palestine and use it as blackmail bully to terrorize the besieged Palestinians economically.
Even while killing Palestinians in a sustained manner, Israel, under interim “peace deals” imposed by it, collects about $100 million a month in duties on behalf of the Palestine authority. The cash-strapped PLO authority, which exercises limited self-rule in the occupied West Bank, largely depends on the tax money to pay civil servants' salaries.
The UN victory for the Palestinians was a diplomatic setback for the United States and Israel, which were joined by only a handful of countries in voting against upgrading the Palestinians' observer status at the UN to "non-member state", like the Vatican, from "entity".
Upon the UN vote, Israeli regime quickly said, the PLO authority owes about $200 million to the Israel Electric Corporation, and that money will now be deducted from the tax transfers.
The Zionist criminals’ regime uses the taxes to bully Fatah party and PLO by withholding them for period until Israel achieves it terror colonializatiion objectives. Israel has previously frozen payments to the body during times of heightened security and diplomatic tensions, provoking strong international criticism, such as when the U.N. cultural body UNESCO granted the Palestinians full membership a year ago. Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Israel Radio: "I do not intend this month to transfer the funds to the Palestinians. In the coming period I intend to use the money to deduct debts the Palestinian Authority owes to the Israel Electric Corporation and other bodies".
This called the bully technique of an wounded Israel.
As twin reassures to trouble the besieged Palestinians, hours after the UN vote, Israel said it was authorizing 3,000 new settler homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem and expediting planning work for thousands more dwellings in a geographically sensitive area close to Jerusalem, which critics said would kill off Palestinian hopes of a viable state.
The dictatorial USA which hitherto promoted and supported Zionist criminal regime in Mideast, said the expansion plan, which also drew strong European criticism, was counterproductive to the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks frozen since 2010.
Now that Palestine has obtained defacto statehood with powers to approach international courts against Israeli crimes, Palestine must take over the tax collection duties themselves and maintain proper accounting and use the taxes for the uplift the poor Palestinians.
Israel has no right to collect taxes in Palestine on any pretext and use them as a chief blackmail tool to silence the freedom movement. .
Time is running out for Israeli blackmail terrorists.
د. عبد راف
Global media today, even in Muslim nations, are controlled by CIA & other anti-Islamic agencies.Terrorism is caused by anti-Islamic forces.Regimes often resort to state terrorism. Anti-Muslimism and anti-Islamism are more dangerous than "terrorism" Fake democracies like USA, Israel and India have zero-tolerance to any criticism of their anti-Muslim and other aggressive practices. Anti-Islamic forces & terrorists are using criminal elements for terrorizing the world and they in disguise are harming genuine interests of ordinary Muslims.